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  • Annaliese Beery Awarded NSF Grant

    NSB faculty member Annaliese Beery received a $470,000 NSF grant to study the neurobiology of seasonal sociality in voles. 

  • Matthew LaClair Recipient of Spring 2014 CRF Research Grant

    NSB student Matthew LaClair was awarded a $10,000 pre-dissertation grant from The Center for Research on Families . He will use the CRF grant to complete a project examining how dysfunction within the sex steroid and the dopaminergic systems produce the cognitive and emotional symptoms of schizophrenia.  By better understanding the way these two systems interact, it may be possible to discover novel therapeutic treatments for these symptoms.  His project will be completed in collaboration with his advisor and NSB faculty member, Dr. Agnès Lacreuse.  Congratulations to Matt!

  • Daniel Vahaba and John Hernandez Receive Honorable Mentions

    NSB student Daniel Vahaba received honorable mention in his application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Fellow NSB student John Hernandez also received honorable mention on his application for a Ford Foundation Fellowship.  These fellowships are highly competitive so it is a fantastic achievement.  Congratulations to Dan and John!

  • Yi-Ling Lu Wins Best Poster Award

    NSB student Yi-Ling Lu won the best poster award at the 2013 Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium.  Congratulations to Yi-Ling!

  • Jesse McClure is the recipient of the 2014 NSB Vincent Dethier Award

    Congratulations to Jesse McClure - winner of the NSB Vincent Dethier Award!  This prestigous award is given annually to a doctoral student who shows the highest academic and research acheivement, and has signficantly contributed to the NSB program.

  • Heather Richardson at International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Meeting

    Drs. Heather Richardson (current NSB faculty member) and Trevor Robbins chaired a symposium on "Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction" at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society meeting in Dublin, Ireland in June 2013.
  • Yi-Ling Lu presents at Amygdala in Health and Disease Gordon Conference

    Current NSB student Yi-Ling Lu presented her work on the effect of predator stress on the stress peptide corticotropin releasing factor at the Amygdala in Health and Disease Gordon Conference in July 2013.

  • NSB faculty members Jerry Meyer and Andy Barto in the news

    Using a computational model of addiction, a literature review and an in silico experiment, theoretical computer scientist Yariv Levy (UMass doctoral student in Computer Science) and colleagues suggest in a new paper this week that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction.  The paper is featured in the current issue (December 2013) of the open access journal Frontiers in Psychiatry.  Yariv Levy conducted the investigation with NSB faculty members Jerrold Meyer and Andrew Barto.

    http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/addiction-meditation-helpful-whe...

     

  • Amarylis Velez-Perez is a FLARE Application Award Winner

    Current NSB Ph.D. student Amarylis Velez-Perez has been selected to attend The Endocrine Society's FLARE (Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology) Workshop on February 7-8, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

    https://www.endocrine.org/advocacy-and-outreach/flare/flare-workshop

    Congratulations to Amarylis!

  • Luke Remage-Healey Speaks on Role of Estrogen in the Brain at National Neuroscience Meeting

    Recent research shows that estrogens can no longer be thought of as exclusively reproductive hormones, but instead they are made in the brain and play a powerful role in cognition, learning and memory, says neuroscience researcher and current NSB faculty member Luke Remage-Healey. He presented recent findings on the role of estrogens as neuromodulators in a talk at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego on Nov. 10.

Colloquia Archive

  • 2012
    Mar
    2

    SINAUER LECTURE: The hormone in the middle: Integrative organismal responses to changing environments as learned from an adaptable songbird

    Ellen Ketterson

  • 2012
    Feb
    22

    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: What we have learned from the athletes

    Ann McKee, PhD

  • 2012
    Feb
    15

    Photochemical Neurobiology: New methods for silent observation and remote manipulation.

    James Chambers, PhD

  • 2012
    Feb
    8

    Sleep-dependent memory consolidation: A lifespan perspective.

    Rebecca Spencer, PhD

  • 2012
    Feb
    1

    Variability, compensation, and homeostatis in the neuronal network CANCELLED

    Eve Marder, PhD

  • 2011
    Dec
    7

    Adolescent Development and the Sculpting of the Stress Response

    Russell Romeo, Ph.D.

  • 2011
    Nov
    30

    The Healing Powers of Love: An Oxytocin Hypothesis

    C. Sue Carter, Ph.D.

  • 2011
    Nov
    2

    Optogenetic Control of Arousal and Hyperarousal

    Luis de Lecea, Ph.D.

  • 2011
    Oct
    26

    How do Genes Lead to Behavior? Genotype Effects are Dependent on Environment, Sex and Partner's Genotype

    James Dee Higley, Ph.D.

  • 2011
    Oct
    12

    The 21st Century Cerebellum: Movement, Cognition, Maps and Circuits

    Catherine Stoodley, Ph.D.